7709 Country Club Court, Clayton
from the homeowners | Martin and Christina White were visiting the Saint Louis Art Fair when they discovered 7709 Country Club Court. The home was within walking distance of both downtown Clayton and Meramec Elementary School. The latter felt especially fortuitous because Christina was pregnant at the time. It was the perfect place to grow their family, and that’s what they have done for the last nine years. Now that it is time to move on, the Whites will miss the charm and convenient location of the historic home.
How have you updated the house?
When we moved in, it still needed some renovation, which we liked because it allowed us to make the home our own. We remodeled the kitchen, making it larger. We updated bathrooms and refinished the basement, which used to have a salon. After we opened Christina White Salon off property, that became a home office, and it’s a really cool space. There were other cosmetic changes like paint, flooring and light fixtures. Some of the roof was replaced, but we made sure to match the original materials
What are the standout features?
It’s an Arts and Crafts style home, so there are many beautiful details like the fireplace, archways, stained glass windows and picture frame moulding. The front and back terraces also are really great. The house has so much outdoor space, you almost can’t use it all.
How did you use the outdoor space?
We’d just unwind at the end of the day. We’d also grill and eat out or take our laptops outside to work. It’s great for kids and dogs. Right now when you can’t really go anywhere, it’s nice to have that extra space outside.
What will you miss about the neighborhood?
It’s a very quiet street, which is nice. Our 9-year-old could play outside and walk to school every day. The location is amazing. I don’t think we’ll be able to find another property so close to downtown Clayton. So many great restaurants are just a stone’s throw away from our house. We would walk to dinner about four nights a week.
What do you want the next owners to know about the property?
We’ve gotten so many compliments about the house.It was built in 1926, and Country Club was one of the first neighborhoods in Clayton. It’s really cool that the property has a lot of history. Plus, your friends are going to love when they come over for parties!
from the agents
“Located at Clayton’s chicest crossroads, this near-gut rehabbed home is like no other in this price range.”
— Sam Hall and J. Warner
Listing price | $849,000
Listing agents | The Warner Hall Group
Agency | Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty
Phone | 314.764.5238 | 314.725.0009
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